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George

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  • The Professionals

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Owen Laukkanen
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (218)
    Story
    (221)

    Four friends, recent college graduates, caught in a terrible job market, joke about turning to kidnapping to survive. And then, suddenly, it's no joke. For two years, the strategy they devise - quick, efficient, low risk - works like a charm. Until they kidnap the wrong man. Now two groups they've very much wanted to avoid are after them - the law, in the form of veteran state investigator Kirk Stevens and hotshot young FBI agent Carla Windermere, and an organized-crime outfit looking for payback.

    Sharron says: "Painful"
    "Very disappointing - worst book I have ever picked"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Professionals?

    drags on and on - hard to get attached to any of the characters and the most likelable ones were the supposed bad guys.


    What could Owen Laukkanen have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The ending just left me feeling empty - I don't need happy endings but this one was just depressing. Not one character seemed relatable or interesting. I couldn't even think - that seems out of character for them because I had no idea what their character was to begin with. I thought the intial concept was good and interesting but it just got too convoluted. I kept listening and hoping it would get better - but no - it just got worse..


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Nothing - I thought the narrator was fine.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment - I saw a critic's review of it in the newspaper and thought the idea was exciting and unique. It is unique alright.


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to dozens of books on audible - I love it and I am a bit of a fanatic. This is the first time I have ever posted a review - I just found nothing enjoyable about this book and I wish I had saved my time and money.

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